Palouse grasslands

WWF Abstract

To the west of this ecoregion lies the Cascades Mountain range. As moist air from the Pacific Ocean blows east and rises over the mountains, it cools and drops rain or snow on the western slopes. By the time the air reaches the Palouse Grasslands ecoregion, it is dry, which creates this area's semiarid conditions.
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Ecozone:Nearctic
Biome:Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Countries:United States
Area:11,583,999 acres (4,687,878 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
Nez Perce National Historical Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder